Last week I spoke about catching myself colluding with the "negative" and shared that Life Goes On. Whatever we decide to see (obstacle or opportunity), we get.
This week I am reminded that my body is a gift and I am entitled to nothing. I am not entitled to the air I breathe, the water I drink, the food I eat, the thoughts I have or my connection with others. Humbling really.
Rather, I am entrusted with this body. I am given this body as a gift to treat it with respect and reverence.
Why am I saying this?
As the year comes to an end, and the holiday season arrives, many of us feel stress in body, mind, and spirit. We "push" through to the end of the year, promising ourselves in the new year we will make "positive" changes.
Perhaps we are neglecting our body by making poor food choices, skipping our movement routine, and not sleeping enough.
Some of us feel mental stress-- work, family/relationship, money issues.
Others of us feel spiritually distressed-- the above plus feeling alone or disconnected.
This is a reminder to stop, look, and listen. Don't wait until January.
Take an inventory of how you are presently caring - or not caring for your body, mind and spirit.
Then choose one small action step to take. Maybe you will join my FREE, 3 Day Refresh which starts next Monday, December 4th.
My friends, we are entrusted with this body. It's a gift we are given. From this perspective we begin to make choices that naturally support our well being. Meaning, we begin to replace bad habits that negatively affect our physical, mental , emotional and spiritual health with ones that help us thrive.
We shift from seeing healthy/positive changes/choices as "work", "should", "have to"... to seeing them as taking responsibility for this gift we have been entrusted with..that we are not entitled to.
Taking responsibility for our body, and in turn our life, is powerful way to live. And in my experience, the most powerful motivator for lasting change.
3 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Group Meditation- 4 Part Series, Starts Tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/28. Learn More.
An Evening of Nourishing You- Harness the Power of Good Health, Wednesday, 11/29. Learn More.
3 Day Refresh- Rejuvenate Body, Mind & Spirit- Starts Monday, 12/4. Learn More.
3 Day Refresh Program
Rejuvenate Your Body, Mind & Spirit
Starts Monday, December 4, 2017
One of the other things I was reminded of while on retreat in Tulum is how important connecting body, mind & spirit is in order to really THRIVE.
As such, starting Monday, December 4th I am offering a FREE 3 Day Refresh Program to Rejuvenate Body, Mind, & Spirit.
The program is FREE & self guided for you to do from home via email.
Each day over the 3 days, starting Monday, December 4th, you will take time to restore yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. This program is also a nice "reset" after Thanksgiving!!
You will disconnect from technology, tune in to what your digestive system is telling you, and practice mindfulness to help slow down your busy mind.
Each day, starting Monday, December 4th until Wednesday, December 6th you receive an email with a simple action. Each action is designed to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.
Committing to something like this can be overwhelming in itself, so I want to assure you – each action will be simple and easy to incorporate into your day-to-day life regardless of how busy your schedule is.
If you want in, please email me here.
Feel free to pass along to loved ones as well.
It's only 3 days, you can do it!!
Last week I spoke about the physical aspects of mindfulness. I broke it down to 3 major areas of our physical health and well-being: nutrition, rest, and movement.
What are you noticing?
This week I am back from our sweet retreat in Tulum, Mexico (view from yoga studio pictured above). WOW. Talk about nourishment on all levels...mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual. This leads me to the final part in this mindfulness series: our spiritual health.
What is spiritual mindfulness?
It starts with defining what "spirituality" means to you. For example, I define spirituality not as a religion. Rather, spirituality is that which connects me to life beyond "me, myself and I". This could be my connection to people, animals, nature, the universe, and in my case, my connection with God. With definition in hand, I am able to engage in practices that take me beyond me...
What are some spiritual practices?
There are many: meditation, yoga, walking in nature, prayer, ritual, writing, reading certain books.... Pretty much anything that uplifts me and enables me to feel connected to the whole of life is spiritual food.
Why is it important to be spiritually mindful?
For me, without spiritual practices, I feel disconnected and life has no meaning. Often the most challenging times in life are overcome by having spiritual practices that support us. In times when life is smooth, these same practices enable us to "grow higher"...
How often to engage in spiritual practices?
Daily. Success comes when we practice little bits, consistently. Over time, daily practice creates life long habits.